J.M. Keynes, F.A. Hayek and the Common Reader
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This paper gives an account of the debate between F.A. Hayek and J.M. Keynes in the 1930s written for the common reader. The purpose for this is twofold. First to provide the general reader with a narrative of what happened, and pointers to further reading that are accessible to the non-specialist. Second, to discuss how academics can fruitfully bridge the gap between their specialist work and the public without reducing complex themes to one-dimensional narratives. I use the Keynes vs. Hayek debate as a case study on how this may be achieved.